Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles, CA
POSITION: Senior Project Consultant (full time, contract)
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) seeks a full-time Senior Project Consultant. Reporting to the Director of Arts Education, the Senior Project Consultant will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of work that aims to embed the arts into LA County services and systems of care that support, heal and develop youth and families.
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective is dedicated to making the arts core in public education. LACAC staff coordinate the regional effort and the Los Angeles County Office of Education provides curriculum and instructional services for educators Countywide. Over the next few years, the Arts Ed Collective aims to broaden and deepen efforts to support young people, especially those touched by County systems or at risk of being touched by County systems, through healing-informed arts instruction and practices.
- Oversee the development and expansion of youth development, creative career pathways, community engagement and systems change strategies that employ the arts to support youth involved in – or at risk of becoming involved in – the juvenile justice system
- Support the senior leadership in establishing an inter-agency task force that will collaborate to embed arts-based practices in all LA County services that support youth
Cultivate, maintain and manage partnerships with other County departments, including but not limited to Probation; Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services; Parks and Recreation; Health Services and Public Health, as well as community-based organizations
- Provide guidance and administrative oversight to staff and/ or consultants in the planning, design, budgeting, implementation and evaluation of complex, innovative programs
- Represent the Arts Commission at public events and meetings and make presentations regarding this portfolio of work
- Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services and make system recommendations to ensure success
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/ EDUCATION/ SKILLS:
- A minimum of five years of senior management experience in arts, education, youth development, social justice or a related field
- Experience related to the public education and/ or social services systems in Los Angeles County, as well as community based organizations that support these systems
- Experience with cultural equity and inclusion, diversity programs and/or engagement efforts for specific communities
- Experience and skill in supervising professional staff
- Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to deliver public presentations
- Ability to manage a multi-faceted workload with self-motivation under broad general supervision
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Skill in project management, including budgets, timelines and relationships
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field is desirable
- Candidate must have a car and valid CA driver’s license with proof of insurance
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (up to 5 pages each, in PDF format). Resumes should include a list of software proficiencies and note the skill level attained for each application. All submissions should be emailed to [email protected] with Senior Project Consultant as the subject line. Please do not submit any application materials through the US mail or phone regarding the status of the submission. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met.
COMPENSATION: $6,300 - $6,700 monthly contract, depending on experience.
BACKGROUND: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities and nearly 140 unincorporated areas, and provides leadership in cultural services. In addition to coordinating the LA County Arts Education Collective, the Arts Commission funds over 360 nonprofit arts organizations through a two-year $9 million grant program, funds the largest arts internship program in the country, and manages the County’s civic art policy. LACountyArts.org LACountyArtsEdCollective.org
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce.